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Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii

Aristida dichotoma Michx. var. curtissii A. Gray

Curtis' Three-awn, Curtis' Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Aristida basiramea var. curtissii, Aristida curtissii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CO , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , KS , KY , MD , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV , WY
Native Habitat: Sandy fields and clearings, disturbed sites, pine woods and on granitic outcrops.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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